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one big light. lance armstrong told oprah he once used performance enhancing drugs. >> in all seven tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> know. a group saved after algerian forces stormed the plant where the captives were being held. and a new twist in the manti te'o hoax. questions about how much the notre dame football star knew and what he told the press. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 18th,
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2013. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. lance armstrong is finally done with what he calls the big lie. he admitted what many had suspected that he doped. in an interview with oprah winfrey armstrong said he started using performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s and it would have been impossible to win seven tour de france championships any other way. with that more than a decade of lies and cover-ups was over, so was officially the once untouchable legend erika rear of lance armstrong. >> this story was so perfect for so long. you overcome the disease, you win the tour de france seven times, you have a happy marriages children. i mean it's just this mythic perfect story. >> yes. >> and it wasn't true. >> former cyclist confessed the oprah winfrey and the world in a tv interview to using
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performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career including seven consecutive tour de france. >> epos ks not a lot, transfusions and testosterone. >> did it feel wrong? >> at the time. >> mm-hmm. >> no. >> but he flatly denied forcing his teammates to dope along with him. >> there was never a direct order to say you have do this few you want too be on the tour, also want to be on the team. >> he also rejected accusations that he threw money at the cycling union to hide positive test results. >> this is impossible for me to answer this question and have anybody believe it. >> yeah. it was not in exchange nr any cover up. >> the 41-year-old face potential jail time and multi-million-dollar fines. he's already been stripped of
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his tour de france victories and permanently band from the sport he put on the map and that made him a superstar. >> i see the anger in people. i see people -- >> anger and disappointment. >> and betrayal. >> and betrayal. >> it's all there. and i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people for the rest of my life. >> the president of the world anti-doping agency he said if armstrong was looking for redemption, he didn't succeed. and travis tygart said the confession was, quote, a small step in the right direction but if he is sincere in his desire to correct his past mistakes, he will testify under oath about the full extent of his doping ak tivtss. overseas now in the ongoing hostage crisis at the algerian gas facility. this morning there are still as many questions as answers. militants held hostages from at least ten nations at the remote
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gas plant. the defense secretary leon panetta says as many as eight americans were among them. the officials say some americans escaped, some are stild held and some remain unaccounted for. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. good morning. good morning to you. there are so many questions left over to the frustration of washington. we do know that the algerian military launched this attack with no warning to the u.s. government or any other government and it does a pyre that the hostage crisis remains ongoing. algerian tanks surrounded the gas complex deep in the sa harrah desert and launched daring rescue attempt. military leaders say they freed dozens of workers being held by al qaeda-linked terrorists, but many hostages were killed during the mission along with their captors. it's not clear what happened to the several americans being held at the plant. a u.s. official says some got out, including mark cobb who hid
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in a meeting room. irish citizen steven mcfall also escaped. he talked to a tv station during the attempt. >> the military are firing all over the top of us. >> mcfall's family in ireland was relieved to find out he was alive. >> i'm really excited. i can't wait for him to get home. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the about stability, the peace of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a drone over the kpounld and offered to
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assist the military but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to employ cf-5 plains. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller called to say a hijacker was on board. two national guard f-15s escorted the plane to seattle. the fbi says he was not a threat. president obama is turning his well oiled political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. cbs polls told 92% favored
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universe aal background checks. the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a sploen was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again but this time it was for healing. six months after the mass shooting that left 12 dead the theater reopened to survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from survivors and victims' families. >> dave lost his 18-year-old
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nephew. he said entering the theater was just too much for him. >> i try to think about what we have, not at what we lost. >> reporter: jan son young's boyfriend died dodged a bullet. >> i'm here to face my fears and come to comfort john to help memorialize him. >> reporter: security was tight. police kept onlookers and the media at a distance so survivors and family members could remember in private. aurora's mayor said he respected those who chose to attend and welcomes those who did. >> my personal choice is to be here. i cannot allow the shooter in any way, shape, or form to win. >> reporter: the theater reopens to the public on friday. teresa garcia, cbs news, aurora, colorado. at least one death is blamed on a snowstorm that barreled
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across the south. driving in tennessee and other states was difficult. thousands of people are without lek terroristic. accumulations are about 2 to 4 inches but as much as a foot of snow is expected in higher elevations. we'll take a quick break on a friday morning. when we come back on the "morning news," more snowy story including this. take a look. a firefighter gets blind-sided during a dangerous rescue operation. this is the "morning news." moderate to severe intey chronic plaque psoriasis... well, it was really embarrassing. so i had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, she prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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a firefighter in siberia was attempting to rescue some people from a burning apartment building on thursday but a huge chunk of snow on the building suddenly fell on him, sending him tumbling down the ladder. another firefighter came to his rescue and a third rescued the people including a toddler. there were no injuries. "cbs moneywatch" on a friday morning. home con destruction and merge airlines gets a makeover. ashley morrison here in new york.
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ash, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. asian stockings rallied. china's economy grew 8%. tokyo's nique quay shot up. wall street stocks finished higher due in pal to falling claims. the dow jones industrial average was up 84 points on thursday. the nasdaq rose 18 points. >> one big factor that drove wall street stocks higher was stronger than expected housing starts. the housing department said on thursday that home construction in december grew at its fast it pace in 4 1/2 years. toyota has settled what was to be the first of hundreds of wrongful death lawsuits. the suits are based on claims that sudden unintended acceleration of toyota vehicles caused deaths and injurieinjuri. thursday's settlement involved the death of a couple in utah three years ago when their toyota camry slammed into a wall. the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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and american airlines has a new look. the red, white, and blue stripes along the fuselage are now gone. now the american's planes will be all silver and sport a new logo. red and blue horizontal bars will emblazon the tail. american said after 40 years it was time to update its look, so making some changes. looking a little more modern. >> i know. bright. almost loud. >> you can see that coming at you. >> ashley morrison here in new york. ash, it's been real, my dear. blowing you kisses through the double box. i'll explain that at the end of the broadcast. ashry morison, thank you so much. coming up next, your friday morning sports and a new development in the bizarre hoax involving the notre dame football star manti te'o. [ tylenol bottle ] we
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, partly sunny, 34. miami, sunny, 72. chicago, mostly sunny, 39. dallas, sunny, 56, mostly sunny in l.a., 78 degrees. let's check your national forecast. dry weather will extend from the shorts. it may cause travel delays around the great lakes. high winds will flow. fog and hazy conditions will blanket parts of the northwest and northern rockies. in sport this morning another twist in the strange case of notre dame football star manti te'o. he claims he was the victim of a hoax that led him to believe he
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was dating a woman and that she died of cancer. however, an analysis of press reports finds te'o continued to refer to that woman and her death after he learned they both were not real. vinita nair has more on how the hoax was uncovered. >> reporter: notre dame officials say they fully support football star manti te'o who says he thought he had a raep relationship with a woman. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax. manti was the victim of that hoax. manti is the victim of that hoax. >> reporter: when manti's grandmother passed away last fall and word that his girlfriend lennay kekua died, the world got behind the football star. the sports blog "deadspin" now says that girlfriend never existed. >> 22-year-old stanford grad gets in a near fatal car accident, contracts leukemia and then dies. that's a big tragedy.
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that's going to be written up somewhere. it wasn't. no death notice, no obituary, no announcement of her funeral. >> reporter: "deadspin" says a friend of te'o's is behind the hoax and does not rule out that te'o may have been behind the deception but te'o says he was duped with an online and phone relationship with a woman and that he is humiliated but some question why he never corrected media reports that he spent time with kekua in hawaii. officials say they discussed the hoax with te'o in december before the national football championship game against alabama. the school said it decided not to contact the police saying it left that up to te'o. vinita nair, cbs news. in the nba, a happy 31st birthday to miami heat star dwyane wade. he's outdone by teammate lebron james who goes off of 39. he topped the lakers. but the city of angels continues to celebrate the clippers. blake griffin celebrates 20
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points to lead l.a.'s other team. the clippers are now tied for most wins in the league at 31. when we come back, a disturbing subway attack caught on tape. a woman waiting for a train is brutally beating and tossed to the track. >> announcer: sports sponsored by touch of gray. get the best of both worlds. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. washington, mostly sunny, 38. mostly sunny in atlanta, 50. mostly sunny and breezy in st. louis, 48. mostly sunny, denver, 55. fog in seattle, 46 degrees. a suspect is in custody for the beating of a subway rider in philadelphia. the attack on tuesday was caught on surveillance video. it shows the suspect throwing a woman onto the tracks.
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she managed to climb onto the platform suffering only minor injuries. a new study from the american cancer society suggests mixed results in the nation's battle to beat cancer. while the overall death rate from the disease is declining, some forms of the disease are increasing. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: cindy underwent a mastectomy and radiation after doctors discovered cancer in her breast last fall. she was concerned but took it in stride. >> i know so many women who have had breast cancer and fortunately the ones i do know came out of it okay, so i think i kind of had that in my mind. >> reporter: a new report from the american cancer society finds the overall death rate from cancer has gone down 20% from its peak in 1991. the drop is even greater for the big four, breast, lung, kolo rectum, and prostate cancer. >> fewer americans are smoking. after that it's improvements in early detections of cancer and
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improvements in treatment of cancer. >> reporter: still they expect more than a million new cancer cases this more and more than half a million deaths and cancer deaths are still rising for some cancer including melanoma. 46-year-old melissa had a melanoma cancered. she didn't protect her skin from her sun. her doctor says early detection is key. >> if you see a spot that's new, a spot that's changing in any way, getting bigger, getting darker, it needs to be addressed. >> reporter: moffatt now wears sunscreen and hopes her cancer doesn't come back. ines ferre, cbs news, new york. there's something different about first lady michelle obama. mrs. obama added bangs to her hairstyle. she seens at the white house with one of the co-chairs of president obama's inauguration. thursday was also mrs. obama's
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obama's 49th birthday. looking good. get it, first lady. we'll have live coverage right here on cbs. i'm terrell brown in new york. this is the "cbs morning news." southwestern mac and cheese w with grilled chicken, served with soup or salad. chili's lunch combos. starting at 6 bucks. more life happens here. plus the perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest beauty trend. total effects cc cream c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer ] fight 7 signs of aging flawlessly. cc what's possible. everything's better with a great cup of coffee.
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foreign and become to 9news now -- good morning and welcome to 9news now, now today is friday, january 18th. good morning, i'm andrea roane. >> oh boy, i'm mike hydeck.
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friday sounds so nice. >> that's awesome. >> doesn't it? wow it's been a busy couple of weeks here a wusa9, we have a lot to stair with you. including what it looks like at the bottom of the screen. happy friday monika samtani. and mr. howard bernstein. >> a wonderful day. >> the sun is coming out for a change huh? >> yeah. >> it's been a long time since we've had a sunny day. here's a look at the day planner on this friday morning. got some clearing skies out there now though up north a few flurries. temperatures will be sinking a few more degrees from where they are now. down to 34 over the next few hours and recover to about 39 and this morning rather blustery with lesser winds this afternoon. the wind speeds in the 16, 14- mile an hour range gusting at times 20, even 25 miles an hour. the snowstorm that missed us to the south really did dump on areas down in southern virginia. it's now pulling away although
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behind it a couple of flurries have come out of areas in southern pennsylvania and some of the northern suburbs. montgomery, howard and even frederick counties if you see a few flurries this morning don't be alarmed that's going to pass pretty quickly. not anticipating problems with frederick and gaithersburg at 34. 21 in garrett county. the snow gun's got to be going there for a good weekend of skiing and 30s, 37 for manassas and culpeper. look at the highs oh windchills before i go. highs upper 30s to around 40. some windchills though mid 20s in the shenandoah valley. it is time the go over to monika samtani. already an accident. a big one overnight. it's in centreville on the northbound side of route 28 at u. brad dock road. all lanes are blocked on the northbound side. take union mill instead. southbound the lanes are open by the way.
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66 is not affected by the accident as you come in from centreville toward fairfax. we'll take a live look at the northbound side of i-95 and springfield which is also incident-free. no problems to report on the stat 50 camera northbound 59 no issues to report here. back to the maps this time over to the north side of town. beltway is looking great no issues on 270 from frederick. a last live look near montrose road. all lanes are open down to the point where the lanes divide. they freed dozens of hostages held by a terror group in the is sahara desert. >> others have not been found so far but because it is so difficult to get information out of the remote region the story continues to change. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: algerian tanks surrounded the complex deep in the desert and launched a
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daring rescue attempt. military leaders say they freed dozens of workers being held by al-qaeda linked terrorists but many hostages were killed during the mission along with their captors. it's not clear what happened to the several americans being held at the plant. a u.s. official says some got out including mark cobb who hid in the meeting room. irish citizen steven mcfall also escaped. he talked during the rescue attempt. >> worldwide -- the military are firing over the top of us. >> reporter: mcfall's family in ireland was relieved to find out he's alive. >> just really excited. i just can't wait for him to get home. >> reporter: the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the mass brigade stormed the compound on


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